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About Hillsound Trail Crampon PRO

Hillsound Trail Crampon PRO
If you are looking for the right device that has been put to the test as a great traction for snow and ice traveling over diverse terrain and in serious weather conditions, the Hillsound Trail Crampon PRO, is it. The Crampon Pro has taken the best benefits of the traditional ice crampons and combined them making a crampon that is flexible, easy to use and comfortable. It looks like an ice climbing crampons, but is designed for walking and hiking under extreme winter conditions, and not for technical ice climbing. The Hillsound Trail Crampon Pro is made from heat-treat S50C carbon steel, it is lightweight, making it perfect for glacial travel and icy or snowy approaches. It uses simple ratchet buckle bindings, and can be fastened to most footwear easily. Plus the X-shaped polycarbonate harness system reduces pressure points often found in many conventional crampons. Don't leave home without them.

Hillsound Trail Crampon PRO Features

  • Material is heat-treated S50C Carbon Steel
  • Harness Material is Polycarbonate
  • Harness is flexible and tear resistant
  • Lightweight
  • Easily removable and portable

Hillsound Trail Crampon PRO Specifications

Tensile Strength
1,383N 
Compressive Strength
18,120N 
Weight/pair
1.47 lb, Regular: 1.55 lb, Extra large
Spike Material
S50C Carbon Steel 
Rockwell Hardness
45HRC
Recommended Use
Trailing, Backcountry,Glacier Travel
Available in the Following Sizes:
Regular, X-Large
Weight [with packaging]
Regular: 1.85 lb,
X-Large: 1.9 lb
Hillsound Trail Crampon Pro Size Chart
 Regular X-Large
US Men's Shoe Size 5-12 12-15
US Women's Shoe Size 5-12 12+
UK 3-11 11-14
Euro 35.5-46 46-50

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Hillsound Trail Crampon PRO
 
4.0

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  • Easy to use (3)
  • Good design (3)

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    Best Uses

    • Backcountry (3)
    • Day trip (3)
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    4.0

    Just what the Catskills requires

    By bigsilk

    from Jackson Heights, NY

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy to Use
    • Good Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backcountry
      • Day Trips
      • Winter Camping

      Comments about Hillsound Trail Crampon PRO:

      For my purposes, hiking the mountains of upstate NY, these fit the bill perfectly. Easy to put on and easy to take off. Don't forget the alpine stops. They don't come with a bag. You'll need one. Also, the Allen wrench should have a hole in it to allow you to attach it to your bag or pack so as not to lose it.

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      • Comfort Driven
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      4.0

      Great universal crampon

      By tomS

      from alstead, NH

      About Me Environmentalist

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      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy to Use
      • Good Design
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backcountry
        • Climbing
        • Day Trips
        • Great gen winter crampon

        Comments about Hillsound Trail Crampon PRO:

        winter hiking when conditions are not clear. great alternative to microspikes for larger hikers.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Good to Go

        By RR

        from Texas

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Alpine Stopper
        • Anti-balling plates
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Good Design
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Needs an allen wrench
        • Rachet buckles

        Best Uses

        • Backcountry
        • Backpacking
        • Condensed snowpack
        • Day Trips
        • Hiking
        • Ice conditions
        • Ice or snow covered trail
        • Winter travel

        Comments about Hillsound Trail Crampon PRO:

        Are you hiking during the winter and expecting to encounter hard snow pack and ice? These crampons do not need a dedicated mountaineering boot and are easy to adapt to your hiking footwear. They are light and compact enough to put in your pack. Not intended for full-on mountaineering or ice climbing, but they will fit the bill nicely for trail and off-trail use and they are definitely burlier than a microspike type traction aid. I've used them during a winter ascent of an 11,500 ft peak and encountered packed snow, ice, glare ice conditions and even did some moderate side hilling. The crampons did well and didn't slip, on ice or on my boots. I did have one issue when I was postholing in deep snow. The buckles released. This is due to the ratchet design of the buckle but Hillsound provides a device with the crampons called an "Alpine Stopper" which prevents the buckle from releasing in deep snow. I, unfortunately, forgot to pack them along in the crampon case and I had to stop and periodically check the bindings. Otherwise a great product. These are not designed for ice climbing. The crampon is adjustable but you need an allen wrench (supplied) to do so. It's recommended you fit them to the shoe you are wearing before starting your hike. Once I fit the crampon to my boot and tightened the bolt, it did not loosen. There are anti-balling plates attached and I did not have any issues with snow building up underfoot.

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        Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
        ED C  Price was right; and I didn't know what would work for my son with his sorels. These retail for $80. I bought both the Trail Crampon, and Trail Crampon Pro for $28.00 more than than just the 'Pro'. No regrets, happy with both products. They both do what Hillsound claims they do.
        Shopper  Where to find the sizing chart?
        Jessica S  Please see this link: http://hillsound.com/hillsound-product/trail-crampon-pro/ for a size chart.
        Ken W  What size boot does the XL size pro crampon fit?
        JOHN M  Ken, I can tell you that I wear 10 1/2 boots & the ones I bought, I'm sure would accommodate at least 2 sizes larger. But I'm not sure if I bought size LG or XL. Crampons don't state size on them & I don't have box. Can tell you I love these crampons. I've used them a # of times in the Adirondacks & they worked great. Happy hiking John
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